Everton Ranked On Three ‘Sunday Times Top 100’ Employer Lists

Everton Football Club has been named one of the best places to work in the UK for the fourth year running.



The Blues have been ranked 54th overall in The Sunday Times’ Top ‘100 Best Large Companies To Work For’ list, and, for the first time, also feature at 40th and 12th in the ‘Regional’ and ‘Leisure And Hospitality’s 20 Best Companies to Work For’ standings respectively.


The Sunday Times guide is an annual ranking and survey of Britain’s best employers and is based on the views of employees. Businesses are ranked on responses from their staff on areas such as leadership, charitable giving, employee wellbeing and personal development.


Published annually, The Sunday Times list is widely acknowledged as one of the most extensive studies into employee engagement in the country.


Everton, the first football club to feature on the list back in 2018, improved on last year’s position by climbing 6 places, from 60th to 54th.


The accolade comes after the Club achieved a ‘three-star’ Best Companies accreditation status for the first time in April in acknowledgement of its “world-class” workplace engagement.


Kim Healey, Director of People, Culture and Workplace wellbeing at Everton, said: “We are very proud to have been named on the list of best employers for the fourth year running recognising the work done by the Club, Community and Free School and our talented, committed and ambitious staff.


“The coronavirus pandemic completely changed our way of working, and this year we have placed a huge amount of focus and importance on staff wellbeing and welfare during what has been a truly challenging time for everyone.


“As a responsible employer we wanted to ensure we were communicating and engaging with staff to help them in any way possible – be that in their work or home life – and we introduced a range of resources and benefits to help support and manage their work and family responsibilities.


“This award is a reflection of the business vision and people-centric culture adopted by our Chief Executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale.”


Everton CEO, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, added: “The people at Everton have always been central to driving positive change across our business.


“By listening to and supporting our staff, we have been able to make continuous improvements to our employee engagement strategy and enhance our commitment to staff welfare – which is now recognised as being the best in our industry and amongst the best in the country.


“Kim and her People, Culture and Workplace Wellbeing Team deserve a huge amount of credit for how they engage with our staff and how they have embedded the Everton values of ambition, authenticity, determination and family throughout our organisation. The past year has highlighted how much the staff at Everton live our values through their hard work, dedication, resilience and altruism.”


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